HYBRID SEEDS: - A GLANCE AT PRODUCTION, PRODUCTIVITY AND ADOPTION IN ODISHA
In the context of agriculture scenario of Odisha, Hy. Seeds of different crops have occupied an important position indicating future prospective of the state. Instead of Odisha Paddy is the principle crop of Odisha which is grown in Kharif and to some extent in Rabi season. Maximising agriculture production or doubling the farmer’s income are directly or indirectly related to adoption of hybrid varieties of different crops and particularly rice which is principle crop of state.
The present statistics indicates as much as 34.11 lack hect. of land in Odisha are covered under hybrid varieties of paddy. In the context of changing agriculture scenario both in irrigated and non-irrigated tract of the state there is need to analyse hybrid rice in relation to production , productivity and profitability. Keeping these considerations of view a study was conducted in Odisha.
KEYWORDS: Hy. Seeds, hybrid rice, irrigated, agriculture, productivity, Hybrid Paddy